This marvelous booklet features a solid history of the 1862 Campaign for Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, written by noted historian, and former park historian, Dr. Benjamin F. Cooling.
It also includes a brief history of a subsequent battle in the area, the February 3, 1863, Battle of Dover.
This book was published and made possible by Eastern National.
Some additional histories of this battle and campaign, as well as some histories of the park, can be found here.
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The Civil War Trust
The Civil War Trust, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, has a variety of tools, including maps, brief histories, multimedia applications, that will enrich your Civil War curriculum.
You can find all of this here.
Did You Know?
On February 16, 1862, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson to Ulysses Grant. Several years later, Buckner would serve as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1885, he would serve as a pallbearer to his old friend Ulysses Grant.